Youtube is a mass media platform that provides a variety of interesting content in the form of videos published by various individuals and other institutions. Youtube is very popular among young generation and even had the 8th position as the most popular mass media platform in 2016. The content which is provided by Youtube is not always in the form of video, there is also live streaming provided, so young people can access other people's activities via Youtube.
Beside that, Youtube platform also has many positive and negative impacts. Positive effects from Youtube itself is, the platform provides various videos with topics in the form of subject material, procedures for doing something, music videos from famous artist, learning English and other language, videos of someone who teaches school material, and so on.
Unfortunately, the Youtube platform also has a bad influence on young generation. Sometimes, the video provided contains explicit discussion and violates the rules. For example, videos of demonstrations practice and mass violence watched by small children can affect the child’s psychic, their memory records all the bad things they saw, so it was feared that one day they would practice what they saw. The young generation is feared to be lazy to learn, waste their money on the availability of internet connections, and watch explicit content that is clearly dangerous.
The only way out of the problem is to be wise about the needs, obey the rules and norms that apply. Basically, humans have a conscience that leads them to behave and speak appropriately. Adult supervision is needed, but everything must be started from yourself, not the encouragement of others.
So for the negative effect, try using some reminders such as alarms or sticky notes attached to the computer screen. Or we can ask our parents to remind us after a certain period of time. Little things like that can actually help us to get rid of bad habits little by little.
So, we must follow the times and technology by contributing using Youtube wisely, considering the many benefits of Youtube platform. But we must also remain cautious and instill in ourself that we have many other rights and obligations that must be done.